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13th Ohio Regiment Infantry (3 years)

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13th Ohio Infantry Soldier Roster - Official Roster of the Soldiers of the State of Ohio in the War of the Rebellion, 1861-1866, Volume 2, by Ohio Roster Commission (Joseph B. Foraker, Governor, James S. Robinson, Sec'y of State and H. A. Axline, Adjutant-General), 1886     View Entire Book

Regimental History
Thirteenth Infantry. (Three Years' Service.) Cols., William S. Smith, Joseph G. Hawkins, Dwight Jarvis, Jr. ; Lieut. -Cols., Columbus B. Mason, Benjamin P. Runkle, William Schneider, Elhanon M. Mast; Maj., Joseph T. Snyder. The Official Army Register says of the 13th Ohio : "This regiment was organized at Camp Dennison, Ohio, from June 12 to 26, 1861, to serve three years. The original members (except veterans) were mustered out on June 26, 1864, by reason of expiration of term of service, and the organization, composed of veterans and recruits, retained in the service until Dec. 5, 1865, when it was mustered out in accordance with orders from the war department." The following is the official list of battles in which the 13th regiment bore an honorable part : Shiloh, occupation of Corinth, Stone's river, Liberty gap, Chickamauga, Missionary ridge, Rocky Face ridge, Cassville, Dallas, Pickett's mills, Kennesaw mountain, Hood's First Sortie at Atlanta, Lovejoy's Station, Franklin and Nashville. In the second day's fight at Shiloh the 13th Ohio, burning to avenge their fallen comrades of the day before, charged the famous Washington battery of New Orleans and after a desperate struggle captured it entire, but only to lose it, as the enemy in larger numbers made a charge and retook their pieces. About 1 p. m., when the last grand advance of the Federal army was made, another attempt was made by the 13th to capture the famous battery. It was successful, and the famed guns were once more the trophies of the regiment. At Stone's river the loss of the regiment was 31 killed, 85 wounded and 69 missing total 185. At Chickamauga the lieutenant-colonel was killed, the major severely wounded, and the skeleton ranks attested the heavy and mournful loss of rank and file. In reference to Missionary ridge, history has recorded the successful charge that swept the Confederate host down the mountain, across the valley, and converted its retreat into a shameful rout. In this charge the 13th bore itself bravely, and it is claimed was the first to plant its colors on the Confederate works. The losses of the regiment in this affair were severe.

Regimental history taken from "The Union Army" by Federal Publishing Company, 1908 - Volume 2

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